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  • Hannover city transport operator Üstra signed a framework agreement with Daimler Buses on August 6 for the supply of up to 48 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses.
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    Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses ordered for Hannover

    2019-08-07T09:41:34Z

    GERMANY: Hannover city transport operator Üstra signed a framework agreement with Daimler Buses on August 6 for the supply of up to 48 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses. The contract covers 30 rigid and 18 eCitaro G articulated buses. The four buses from the firm order are due to ...

  • Class 710 Aventra electric multiple-units have taken over operation of London Overground’s Gospel Oak – Barking Line.
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    London Overground Gospel Oak – Barking Line fleet replacement complete

    2019-08-06T10:41:17Z

    UK: Class 710 Aventra electric multiple-units have now taken over operation of London Overground’s Gospel Oak – Barking Line, Transport for London announced on August 6. The eight four-car trainsets, of which six are required for regular services, replace the fleet of two-car DMUs that operated the orbital ...

  • Barcelona metro operator TMB has selected Alstom for a contract to supply 42 five-car trainsets.
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    Alstom to supply 42 metro trainsets to Barcelona

    2019-07-31T11:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Barcelona metro operator TMB has selected Alstom for a contract to supply 42 five-car trainsets. Signing of the €268·1m contract is expected in late September. CRRC Qingdao Sifang and CAF also bid. Alstom is to supply 24 trains for Line 1 and 18 for Line 3. The ...

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    Work begins on Ankara suburban rail extension

    2019-07-29T13:00:00Z

    TURKEY: Construction has started on an extension of Ankara’s Başkentray suburban railway from the current western terminus of Sincan to Yenikent. The 8 km northwestern extension is being funded from public sources. Completion of the TL353m project is due by the end of June 2022. From ...

  • A three-line tram network was inaugurated in Caen on July 27.
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    Trams replace guided buses in Caen

    2019-07-29T11:19:30Z

    FRANCE: A three-line tram network was inaugurated in Caen on July 27. This replaces the city’s TVR guided bus routes, which closed at the end of 2017. The 16·8 km network serves 36 stops and is operated with a fleet of 26 Citadis X05 trams supplied by Alstom ...

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    Barcelona tram networks to be connected

    2019-07-26T11:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Barcelona transport authority ATM announced on July 23 that it had approved the project to build a tram line along Avinguda Diagonal to connect the city’s two tram networks, which are currently not connected. The 4·3 km route would link Francesc Macia with Glòries on metro Line ...

  • Wrightbus is supplying 15 double-deck StreetDeck fuel cell buses to Aberdeen.
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    Hydrogen fuel cells ordered for Aberdeen buses

    2019-07-26T06:00:00Z

    UK: Ballard Power Systems has won an order to supply fuel cell modules for 15 buses that Wrightbus is supplying to Aberdeen, Ballard announced on July 23. The FCveloCity-HD 85 kW modules due to be delivered by the end of the year will power double-deck StreetDeck buses. The ...

  • Warszawa bus operator MZA has ordered 130 electric buses from Solaris at a cost of 399·6m złoty.
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    Solaris to supply 130 articulated battery buses to Warszawa

    2019-07-24T13:06:28Z

    POLAND: Warszawa bus operator MZA has ordered 130 electric buses from Solaris at a cost of 399·6m złoty, the supplier announced on July 22. Solaris is to begin deliveries of its articulated Urbino 18 electric vehicles in 2020. MZA has received EU funds of 180m złoty towards the ...

  • TfL is to install 4G connectivity on a trail section of the Jubilee Line next year.
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    Bidders shortlisted for London Underground 4G network contract

    2019-07-23T14:06:37Z

    UK: Transport for London has shortlisted four bidders for a contract to roll out 4G mobile connectivity across the underground sections of the London Underground network. The shortlisted bidders are BAI Communications, Cellnex UK Ltd, Wireless Infrastructure Group, and a consortium of Axia and SC. TfL aims to ...

  • Hitachi Rail Italy is supplying 47 four-car driverless trainsets to operate on Milano metro Line M4.
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    Driverless train delivered for Milano’s Linate Airport metro line

    2019-07-22T11:15:36Z

    ITALY: Hitachi Rail Italy has delivered the first driverless trainset for the future metro Line M4 in Milano to the site of Linate Airport station. HRI is supplying 47 four-car trainsets from its Reggio Calabria factory. The 50 m long sets have capacity for 600 passengers. They will ...

  • Škoda Transportation is supplying 40 ForCity Smart trams to Ostrava.
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    Ostrava tram design revealed

    2019-07-22T10:26:06Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Tram operator DP Ostrava has published an artist’s impression of the trams that it has ordered from Škoda Transportation. Styled by Tomáš Chludil, the trams are based on Škoda’s ForCity Smart design. Last year DP Ostrava selected Škoda to supply 40 trams for KC1·9bn. The two-section ...

  • Bogdan is supplying 57 T701.17 trolleybuses to Kharkiv.
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    Bogdan trolleybuses enter service in Kharkiv

    2019-07-22T09:17:29Z

    UKRAINE: The first two of 57 trolleybuses that Bogdan is supplying to Kharkiv have started revenue operations in the city. The 354·5m hryvnia purchase is partly financed through a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development. The contract includes spare parts and maintenance equipment. ...

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    Daugavpils tram delivered

    2019-07-18T06:00:00Z

    LATVIA: PK TS has delivered the first of eight trams that it is supplying to Daugavpils transport operator Daugavpils Satiksme. The City Star vehicle travelled by road from the manufacturer’s factory in St Petersburg. Daugavpils Satiksme signed a €4·1m contract in November with Lithuanian company UAB Railvec, which ...

  • Stadler’s factory in Dunakeszi has rolled out the first Kiss double-deck electric multiple-unit for national passenger operator MÁV-Start.   MÁV-Start has so far ordered a total of 19 Kiss EMUs under a 2017 eight-year framework agreement for up to 40.
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    MÁV-Start’s first Kiss rolled out

    2019-07-17T09:02:44Z

    HUNGARY: Stadler’s factory in Dunakeszi has rolled out the first Kiss double-deck electric multiple-unit for national passenger operator MÁV-Start, which has so far ordered a total of 19 under a 2017 eight-year framework agreement for up to 40. Testing is to be undertaken in Germany and the Czech Republic, ...

  • Andy Lord is to become Managing Director of London Underground and TfL Engineering effective from November 4.
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    New London Underground Managing Director appointed

    2019-07-17T06:00:00Z

    UK: Andy Lord is to become Managing Director of London Underground and TfL Engineering effective from November 4, Transport for London announced on July 15. Lord was previously Executive Vice President for Menzies Aviation, and is also a Non-Executive Director for Defence Equipment & Support at the Ministry ...

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    Roma Line C extension brought forward

    2019-07-16T07:00:00Z

    ITALY: Roma Mayor Virginia Raggi has confirmed that the phase of metro Line C currently under construction will reach Piazza Venezia, making it one station longer than previously envisaged. A tunnel boring machine has been excavating a tunnel westwards from San Giovanni, and is expected to reach Colosseo ...

  • Bombardier Transportation has a contract to supply up to 34 light rail vehicles to Wiener Lokalbahnen.
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    Wiener Lokalbahnen LRV design revealed

    2019-07-15T13:57:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Wiener Lokalbahnen has revealed the external design of the light rail vehicles that it ordered from Bombardier Transportation last year. The first of the 28 m long bidirectional vehicles is due to be delivered from Bombardier’s Wien factory in the first quarter of 2021, with passenger-carrying tests ...

  • The Métropole Mobilité Aix-en-Provence transport network includes 26 bus routes.
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    Open payment coming to Aix-en-Provence as operating contract renewed

    2019-07-12T14:00:00Z

    FRANCE: The Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis has renewed its contract with Keolis to operate the Métropole Mobilité Aix-en-Provence transport network. The contract announced on July 3 lasts for nine years from November 4. Keolis has operated the network since 2012. It is made up of 26 bus routes including a bus ...

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    Keolis to operate Paris tram route T9

    2019-07-12T11:00:00Z

    FRANCE: On July 2 Île-de-France Mobilités selected Keolis to operate tram Route T9 for 5½ years. Due to open next year, the 10 km route between Porte de Choisy on Paris metro Line 7 and the centre of Orly will serve 19 stops and provide interchange ...

  • Stadtwerke Osnabrück had previously ordered 13 electric buses from VDL.
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    VDL to supply 49 more articulated battery buses to Osnabrück

    2019-07-11T14:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Stadtwerke Osnabrück signed a contract on July 5 for VDL Bus & Coach to supply a further 49 electric buses. The Citeas SLFA-181 buses are due to be in service by the end of 2021. They will supplement the fleet of 13 such buses that were ordered last ...